And the Chicago Tribune’s R. Kelly trial blog, Gavel to Gavel, has an enlightening post about numerous answers (read "excuses") that got potential jurors knocked out of the R. Kelly trial jury pool.* My favorite:
A legal secretary wrote on her questionnaire, "I believe Mr. Kelly is guilty of the charges due to what I have read in the papers, and the fact that he was indicted by the grand jury further validates my beliefs." The woman and her perfectly worded response were excused. Lest she think she pulled a fast one on the court, Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan knew her answer had been coached.
* Hat tip to Legal Antics for reminding me about the article.